The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 December 2006

Endowment computation

Saint Kansas, commenting at The Dawn Patrol, has happened upon a quintessential rule for conducting interviews:

The more I think about this whole approach to interviews in 2006, the more clear it becomes that, throughout time, there are only two questions that cannot be asked of a man: "How much do you make a year?" and "How big is your penis?" It strictly is not done.

On the face of it, this might seem to be a taboo, and maybe it is. On the other hand, there are ways to handle such things. In the July '85 Playboy Interview, Rob Reiner came out swinging, so to speak, in the very first paragraph: "Under no circumstances will I reveal the size of my penis."

For myself, I've never been asked either, and don't expect to be — and as it happens, the answer I would give is the same for both: "I wouldn't mind a little extra."

Posted at 2:18 PM to Say What?

Nor have I been asked about length. But if I should be, my answer will be "Long enough to reach my body."

Posted by: Winston at 4:51 PM on 4 December 2006

"How much do you make a year?" and "How big is your penis?"

This is, of course, the same question stated two ways.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 12:14 AM on 6 December 2006